What happens when two speech-enabled computers are set next to each other and challenged to hold a conversation? Well … This, apparently.

Scientists at the Cornell Creative Machines Lab recently fitted two computers with text-to-speech software and a visualization program that makes it look like two people are talking, then plugged the “Cleverbot” AI into both terminals. What happened next was unusual, to say the least.

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(H/T: Business Insider)